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Buena Vista

Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-292-5166
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (14 reviews)
“trout” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here after shopping at Poncho Plaza and Otavalo Market. The restaurant is upstairs, and gives a good view of the market, and serves good food. It is convenient for taking a break from shopping or after you are shopped out. The owners...More

Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Nice atmosphere with good food and English speaking hosts. They have a nice selection of items on the menu. We had the Buena Vista special nachos which were really, really good.

Thank Angelhims50
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Escape the busy market, yet view it all steps away. Organic, well prepared dishes with a variety of hot drinks, beers and cocktails. Enjoy a quiet and tasty lunch or dinner, then stop by for hot tea or cocoa as we did on 3 different...More

Thank Cassandra G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The attractive part, the balcony overlooking the Otavalo market is small and therefor always full and you need to come back several times to secure a table and enjoy the view. If you are sitting inside restaurant is just like every other tourist restaurant in...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I am very glad our guide sent us to Buena Vista, bc it was a clean restaurant that knows how to handle tourists. The menu has a touch of everything, but we found the nachos and beer to best fit our hungry bellies.

Thank Farrah H
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Upon entry the place was busy and we were told that we could eat on the balcony. Not so bad with a mulled wine but for the next hour we were there (we waited an hour for our food) there was a free table but...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Well after shopping and visiting a lot of places near the city this restaurant is not a bad option. Food is okay, not the best but is decent enough. If you want you can even eat at the balcony of the place and see the...More

Thank Benjamin P
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This has become our favorite "date day" cozy spot. The outdoor seating is perfect for watching the bustle of the Otavalo market. Good food and a great selection of artisan beer and I order a large glass of wine with a very generous pour. Nice...More

Thank Cassie120667
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I have enjoyed many visits to this establishment over the years I have been visiting Otavalo. The food is very good, everything's clean, the service is very good. My friends who can eat desserts say they are delicious. Had lunch and a good cup of...More

Thank GlutenfreeLynn
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Great vegetarian food. Really good local artisan beer. Great service. And of course, the perfect view of the Plaza de los Ponchos and the surrounding hills.

Thank Travellin_Steve
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$6
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
  • Phone Number: +593 6-292-5166
  • E-mail
Established in 2001, Buena Vista has a fabulous location with great views of the surrounding mountains and a balcony where you can sit and watch the busy Indian market below. With its cozy lounge-style atmosphere, you can relax with family and friends and enjoy a great variety of food and cocktails at reasonable prices. Our menu offers a wide selection of Italian, American, Mexican and vegetarian-vegan food made with fresh, organic ingredients.
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